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SEPTEMBER 24, 2009 SAG Moderates Win Presidency, Secr. + Additional 4 Natl Seats
On the national board, the moderates showed strength as well: They picked up 4 of 11 seats in Hollywood and held all of the NY and regional (RBD) seats. On the Hollywood board, the results were more dramatic: 21 of 33 Hollywood board seats went to the moderates. Howard said he'd reach out to AFTRA and the other guids. percent.
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JUNE 9, 2009 SAG TV/Theatrical Contract Ratified Overwhelmingly, 78%-22%
Significantly, even in the faction's stronghold, the Hollywood division, the vote was an enormous 71% to 29% in favor, or almost 3 to 1. That's because only Membership First will be defending seats in Hollywood , whereas no moderates or independents are up for reelection. Thus, the moderates can only gain, at least in Hollywood.
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JUNE 3, 2009 Three Membership First Candidates Elected to AFTRA Boards
The AFTRA Los Angeles results are in. Many candidates were reelected, but new winners include two Membership First leaders—SAG 1 st VP Anne-Marie Johnson (AFTRA national board) and former SAG Hollywood Board member David Jolliffe (AFTRA Los Angeles local board)—as well as Membership First member Alan Ruck (AFTRA national board).
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DIGITAL MEDIA LAW SAG Board Approves Studio Deal
| MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2009
Ratification is nonetheless expected, and will mark an end to an almost ten month Hollywood
stalemate. Details and analysis of the deal are available here , and below are press
releases from SAG, AFTRA (a rival actors union) and the AMPTP (the alliance representing the studios). Go to the blog itself to subscribe via RSS or email. MORE >>
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| FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2009
Dearest Readers, I am happy to announce that this blog is being featured as part of a collection of related blogs from quality bloggers, Entmedialaw.com. The world gets smaller, but the info pool gets deeper and harder to swim. And yet there are so many interesting things that we might miss if we are afraid to wade into the deeper part of the pool. MORE >>
- Actor Ken Wahl accuses SAG, business manager of being wiseguys
He has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles
Superior Court against former business manager Henry Levine and the Screen Actors Guild. Now, Wahl accuses SAG of being aware that Hollywood
studios were derelict in not paying amounts owed into pension funds. He hasn't acted since 1996, and is now apparently destitute. MORE >>
THOMPSON ON HOLLYWOOD Masters Joins KCRW's The Business
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2009
For immediate release February 20, 2009
KCRW WELCOMES KIM MASTERS AS HOST OF WEEKLY NATIONAL PROGRAM, “THE BUSINESS” Santa Monica, CA … On March 16th, 2009
public radio station KCRW-Santa Monica (89.9 Her work has also appeared in the Los Angeles
Times, the New York Times, the Boston Globe and the Philadelphia Inquirer. MORE >>
THOMPSON ON HOLLYWOOD Oscar Watch: Hollywood Issues
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2009
Each February, as the Oscars approach, special Hollywood
issues roll out, and party planning kicks into gear. He's done way more press
than Sean Penn. Madonna and Demi Moore are throwing their Oscar party again.) And for some of us, Oscar fatigue sets in: how many more pieces can we read about these people? MORE >>
- SAG Moderates File Document to Fire National Executive Director DIGITAL MEDIA LAW | MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2009
- SAG Strike Authorization Ballots Delayed DIGITAL MEDIA LAW | MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2008
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